Prizes!!! Take the 2018 BC SRC Quiz and Win!

Once again we were lucky enough to have Randi Robin, BC SRC’s esteemed quiztress, put together another fabulous quiz for the BCLA Conference.

Didn’t make it to Conference? Well, we sure missed you, and now’s your chance to take the quiz and win some prizes! Enter as an individual, enter as a team! Win a bundle of tattoos or a kid’s Motion Commotion t-shirt to give as prizes! T

o enter, simply include the number of the question and the letter of the answer you think is correct, ie. 9:z (there is no question 9 or answer z — this is just an example!) DO NOT post your answers to the blog! 😉 Please send your entry directly to with the subject line “SRC Quiz + Your Library Name”. 

Good luck!



A Sweet SRC Story from Castlegar

Hello all : )

I had originally shared this story with Cynthia and was asked to post it here for others to enjoy.

A sweet story from the Castlegar Summer Reading Club:

A girl came upstairs from the Grade 2 to 4 Summer Reading Program with her mom. She already had a book in her hand, but also checked out two picture books. Her mom told me that the daughter takes out one book downstairs at reading club for herself but then wants to come up and pick out a few to take home and read to her brother. I found this story really heartwarming, and a reminder of the great power of Summer Reading Club.

Hope everyone enjoys & is having a great SRC so far!

With cheer,

Laura Zaytsoff

BC SRC Poster Exhibit at NVDPL till July 30

So fun to visit North Vancouver District Library and get a chance to see their exhibit: A Look Back: 29 Years of the BC Summer Reading Club.

When Libraries Branch, Ministry of Education, moved out of their Robson Street office earlier this year, all the framed BC SRC posters needed a home. NVDPL offered  not only a roof, but also an exhibit on the 2nd Floor of Lynn Valley Library.What a wonderful opportunity to see all the BC SRC posters in one place! On display till July 30.

Here are a few pics from the opening reception:

A Look Back: 29 Years of the BC Summer Reading Club.

Jacqueline van Dyk (NVDPL’s Director of Library Services) welcomed guests and visitors to the opening reception.

Jacqueline with a reading record one of her own children had filled out: “Something we treasure and hang onto forever.”      











Meghan Crowe (Communications/Events Coordinator) with display of the BC SRC reading records and t-shirts.









BC SRC Web Guy, Neil Firkins (pictured here with Maryann Kempthorne, NVDPL’s Manager, Innovation and Learning)









Nice to see retired (ILK/PLSB) SRC alumni, Jim Looney.










What a pleasure to meet 2008 artist, Elisa Gutiérrez (Read all Over the Map)












And if you can’t make it to North Van, thanks to our Web Guy, Neil Firkins (pictured above), you can always see the posters on the BC SRC digital archives.

In search of stickers

Hi everyone,

Pemberton would love 50 more sticker sets.  If anyone has spares we would love to have them.

We were also  in search of more reading records but have ended up creating our own on 11 x 17 paper.  We usually have about 30 kids signed up.  As of today we are at 115.

Please contact Marilyn Marinus